Today, we shop!

Oh, I’m sure you’ve already picked up a thing or two (or three or four or five). 

It seems like there’s a lot that you need to buy to prepare for your baby, and truthfully, there is a fair bit. However, within a big ol’ list there are a lot of things that you can hold off buying until your baby is born.

While it may seem hard to wait that long (especially as you’re nesting, I get it, Mama) it can save you loads of money in the long run. Fortunately, we live in the day and age of Amazon and it’s beautiful service of doorstep delivery!

This is a list of everything that you’re going to need for your baby:

Things you will need before your baby comes:

-Diapers

-Wipes

-Washcloths

-Receiving blanket

-Baby blanket

-Clothing

-Laundry detergent

-Breast pump (if you’ve decided to pump)

-Formula (if you’ve decided to formula feed)

-Bottles

-Place for baby to sleep

-Car Seat

-Baby toiletries

-Postpartum care products

Click here to get more information on these products and my recommendations

 

Things that are highly recommended you get before your baby comes:

 

-Stretchy wrap

-Stroller

-Bath tub

-Nursing tanks

Click here to get more information on these products and my recommendations

 

Things you may find you need after your baby arrives:

 

 

-Baby monitor

-Formula dispenser

-Bottle warmer

-Galactogogues

-Soft structure baby carrier (like an Ergo) to use once baby has outgrown the stretchy wrap

-Snot sucker

-Milk saver

-Nursing bras

-Breast pads

-Diaper bag

-Soothers

-Pack and play

Click here to get more information on these products and my recommendations

To do:

-Go through this list and cross off things you absolutely don’t need. Say for example you know you won’t be pumping, you don’t need even need to have it as a consideration!

-Keep the list handy, too, for when someone asks you what you need. Crossing everything off the list can help you feel majorly prepared for when your baby arrives. 

Tomorrow, we’re going to get into how you can organize all this stuff, so stay tuned! Happy shopping:)